Mom’s Bulgarian Potato Meatballs

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My mom’s Bulgarian Potato Meatballs are so juicy and absolutely incredible and happen to be gluten-free. This here is home for me and something that I really look forward to having. The secret ingredient is graded potato instead of breadcrumbs which is absolutely magical to me. I hope you all enjoy these so please tag me on social media if you do. You will need:

Bulgarian Potato Meatballs

Bulgarian Potato Meatballs

There's nothing more comforting than my mom's homemade Bulgarian Potato Meatballs. The meat is so tender, and by using grated potatoes instead of breadcrumbs, these are light but super juicy and naturally gluten-free! We love scaling up this recipe to make a huge batch.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bulgarian
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 450 grams ground pork, 1 small pack, or any ground meat you prefer
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium potatoes, grated
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano, to taste
  • avocado oil, or any oil for baking or frying


  • Peel and grate your potatoes and squeeze out all of the water with your hands or in a cheese cloth. Add them to a bowl with the rest of your ingredients and mix everything really well with clean hands.
  • Form your meatballs as big or as small as you like and fry them up once your oil is hot on medium-high.
  • The frying time will depend on how big or small you made them but you can always cut a little piece off the end to see if they’re cooked.
  • Ours usually take 4 to 5 minutes on each side and Enjoy.


Calories: 404kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 667mg, Potassium: 824mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 134IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bulgarian
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    1. Hi Andrew! You can bake these in the oven or grill them on the BBQ at 400F for about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your meatballs, or until the juices run clear.